Shopping for the older women in your life is sometimes a challenge. Finding a gift that is meaningful, useful and/or affordable may take some thought and consideration. Gift ideas for women over 70 are really not hard to find if you consider the individual and let your imagination go to work.
The older woman’s needs and desires are quite different from the younger personn’s. They have finely developed tastes and more specific interests. They are often more touched by the thought that goes into the gift, than the gift itself. When you are looking for gift ideas for women over 70 consider some of the following options and suggestions.
For the Creative Woman
If the woman for whom you are buying is one of the creative types like an artist, a writer, a gardener, or a craftsperson, consider a gift that speaks to their creativity. You will quickly find options in the area of their particular interest, such as a blank canvass, several tubes of paint and an inspiring photo. The gardener might enjoy a beautiful ceramic pot or a unique plant. Gift ideas for women over 70 should include useful items as well as those that create beauty.
For the Traveling Woman
Gift ideas for women over 70 who are active and love to travel should always include things that make their journeys more comfortable and enjoyable or reminders of previous trips. Consider a framed print or photo of one of their favorite traveling destinations or a small, attractive travel bag for toiletries, jewelry or items they like to carry with them on a plane. Easy to wash, wrinkle free clothing is perfect for the traveler of any age.
For the Woman with a Sense of Humor
There are gifts galore for people who love to laugh. When looking for humorous gift ideas, consider that women over 70 have a highly developed sense of humor. Be sure and seek an item that suits their humor not yours, particularly if you are much younger. A framed vintage cartoon print might be the perfect choice or an attractive T-Shirt with a humorous cartoon or comical photo of a grandchild.
For the Woman who enjoys Learning
Learning is a life time occupation for some people. Gift ideas for women over 70 should include books or book store gift certificates for the person who loves to read. Magazine gift certificates are also an excellent option. Choose a magazine that you know they will love, but do not subscribe to. Perhaps one related to a hobby or interest, such as a crafter’s magazine for the crafter or an antique buyer’s guide for the woman who loves to shop for antiques.
For the Practical Woman
Some women are just plain down to earth. What they want is a gift that is useful, practical, and something they are thrilled not to have to buy. Gift ideas for women over 70 who fit this personality type are probably things that are right in front of your nose. Dish towels, note cards and stamps, calendars, attractive to-do-list pads, all of which can be grouped together in any combination and packaged in a practical, reusable basket.
For the Women with a Discerning Palette
Gift ideas for women over 70 who enjoy a yummy piece of chocolate or the perfect glass of wine are easy to shop for! You probably already know their favorite foods and flavors. If they are the type of person always willing to try something new, step out on a limb and give them a gift of samplers. Most of these items can be purchased already attractively packaged and ready to go.
Finding gift ideas for women over 70 is not as difficult as it may seem. Most women who have reached this point in life are happy whenever anyone takes the time to think of them and show them they care. Chances are, no matter what gift you choose, they will be touched by and appreciate your thoughtfulness, as much, if not more than the gift itself.
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